Martha's edible gifts: Popcorn balls, nut brittle, more

Nothing shows how much you care more than a handmade gift — and these ideas from Martha Stewart taste great too. Here, the grande dame of crafts makes recipes for nut brittle blocks, chocolate bark and popcorn balls.

Basic bark

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    • Vegetable oil cooking spray
    • Bittersweet, milk, or white chocolate, chopped, according to variation
    • Toppings, according to variation

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Nut brittle block
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Makes one 9-by-13-inch pan

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    • Unsalted butter, softened, for baking sheet
    • Vegetable oil, for spatula
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
    • Pinch of salt
    • 2 1/2 cups unsalted nuts, such as dry-roasted peanuts, cashews, hazelnuts, almonds or pecans, or toasted pumpkin seeds
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda

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Popcorn balls
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Makes about 12 servings

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    • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for buttering hands
    • 1 package miniature marshmallows (10 ounces)
    • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
    • 3 quarts popped popcorn
    • 1 cup dried cranberries, or English toffee bits, optional

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